Human Rights Medal of Honour for Vice-President McMillan-Scott

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament for Democracy and Human Rights, was presented with the Medal of Honour by the President of Venice-based European Inter-University Centre forHuman Rights and Democratisation, Professor Horst Fischer, “in recognistion of his lasting efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights.” 

Previous winners are Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Manfred Nowak, human rights lawyer and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. 

Speaking after the awards ceremony at the opening of the academic year at the Scuola Grande, Venice on 22 September, McMillan-Scott said: Continue reading

McMillan-Scott: Coherent EU strategy on human rights overdue

Edward McMillan-Scott MEPA senior UK Liberal Democrat MEP has welcomed today’s adoption of a strategic framework on human rights and democracy by the EU’s 27 Foreign Ministers as an overdue step towards enhancing the effectiveness and visibility of the EU’s human rights policy.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, a Vice President of the European Parliament responsible for the promotion of human rights and democracy, commented:

“The Arab Spring is only the latest of developments to highlight the importance of a coherent human rights and democracy promotion policy. Continue reading